We Are All On Drugs

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America has a weak immune system and is fat, depressed and suffering chronic pain.

A new study produced  by researchers for the Mayo Clinic finds that nearly 70 percent of Americans are taking at least one prescribed medication on a regular basis, about 35 percent take two and 25 percent are on five or more prescription medications.

Antibiotics, antidepressants and painkilling opioids are most commonly prescribed, according to the findings.

“Often when people talk about health conditions they’re talking about chronic conditions such as heart disease or diabetes,” study author Jennifer St. Sauver, Ph.D., a member of the Mayo Clinic Population Health Program said. “However, the second most common prescription was for antidepressants — that suggests mental health is a huge issue and is something we should focus on. And the third most common drugs were opioids, which is a bit concerning considering their addicting nature.”

The most likely segments of the population to be taking prescription medication were women and elderly people. Women, according to the study, are especially likely to be taking anti-depressants: one in four women aged 50 to 64 are on a drug in the class.

For minors, antibiotics are most commonly prescribed. Antidepressants and opioids are most common among young and middle-aged adults. Cardiovascular drugs are most commonly prescribed in older adults.

Not sure if the findings change the meaning of the Weezer song or not.

Sam Rolley

Staff writer Sam Rolley began a career in journalism working for a small town newspaper while seeking a B.A. in English. After learning about many of the biases present in most modern newsrooms, Rolley became determined to find a position in journalism that would allow him to combat the unsavory image that the news industry has gained. He is dedicated to seeking the truth and exposing the lies disseminated by the mainstream media at the behest of their corporate masters, special interest groups and information gatekeepers.

  • village idiot

    Maybe our leaders can be held responsible for some of these conditions? or are just like that, miserable, depressed and basically useless.

  • Elevenarrows

    I hold leadership responsible for much of this problem in our country. The Nazis thought using fluoride was a great way to dumb down the masses and make them compliant. What did America do with this research? She started dumping fluoride into municipal water supplies while encouraging mass indoctrination that it was to “protect teeth from decay”. Really? How stupid are we? Everyone needs to read the information now available and judge for themselves what the fluoride campaign is all about.

    Now, we are told that good parents put hyper-active kids on Ritalin. And, of course, we are all headed for mental health testing so the powers that be can limit gun ownership. Since most of us will be determined to have some degree of poor mental health, we can see where that will end.

    Let’s not forget the parents who were lined up with police dogs standing guard over them to have their children vaccinated so they could return to school!

    And, in case that isn’t enough, we have the MSM constantly advertising drug after drug after drug. I am amazed there are people who watch those commercials and think, “Hmm…I should talk to my doctor about getting that one!” At my house, if we see a commercial for drugs, we listen to the list of side effects (usually involving far worse things—like death—than the initial illness) and crack jokes about it. My children think it is strange that anyone would want to take such lethal concoctions. And we refer to these products as “drugs” rather than “pharmaceuticals” so our kids will understand they are no different from street drugs.

    A drugged population is a weak, easily-led population….as evidenced by the last two election results.

    • Patriot66

      Nice post! Fluoride was one of the first things I researched when I first “awoke” about 16 years ago. I haven’t brushed with it since. I have taken a homeopathic approach to any ailments I have come across in my old age. I had to take pain pills and muscle relaxants for about a year when I had a herniated disk that I found only after my 3rd MRI. But once I knew what it was, I was able to find natural anti-inflammatory herbs that cured it. I too believe there is a “force” determined to dumb down our children into complacency. I grew up during the 60’s with many hyper-active friends who eventually grew out of it and became very successful. Hyper-activity can be channeled for the good of an individual if they are turned in the right direction. If suppressed into mindless, well behaved drones, they stand little chance. I believe this is the main agenda…
      Stay Free!

  • Bill T

    I’ve been on morphine for approx 6 years. I do not abuse it, but I am dependent on it. Hurt in a construction accident almost 20 years ago and fed I don’t know how many different drugs that were supposed to help with pain but never did. When a new doctor put me on this “Dreaded” drug, I finally got my life back. Can’t do what I used to do, but I can do a hell of a lot more now then before I was put on this drug.

  • 57girl

    I am 56 and don’t take any drugs, other than an occasional ibuprofen for an old injury that flares up from time to time, when the weather is crappy. I wonder how many of people’s prescribed medications are placebos designed to keep them convinced that they ‘in need’ of whatever it is, the drug companies are selling. Medicine is big bucks for those pharmaceutical companies, after all.

  • Debbie Hogan Tate

    I kind of resent this article stating we are all on drugs. I am in my 60’s and have no prescriptions and have had none for years and years. My blood pressure, cholesterol, heart, liver, kidneys, lungs and other issues are zero. I refuse to take man made drugs that the FDA has “approved”! The side effects are more dangerous than the ailment! Have you read what the side effects are for the drugs you are taking??? How many of these mass shooters were on mind altering drugs that the FDA made? How about ALL OF THEM! The FDA is killing or putting our kids at risk with these mandatory drugs that they call vaccinations! These drugs are a major cause of our kids having mental problems! READ THE SIDE EFFECTS PAMPHLET ON THESE DRUGS that they are giving to your children! The more drugs they give our kids the more problems our kids are having! The FDA states that all drugs are man-made. So why is pot considered a drug ? Yes, I am a pot smoker and I believe that is why I am in such good health! My sister is not a pot smoker and has had various, serious, family history, health problems, while I have had none. Nothing but natural cures for me!

    • independent thinker

      Debbie, my first reaction was similar to your first two lines. Then I got to thinking about how many of the people I know that have mentioned taking a long term perscription medication. While technicaly the headline might be inaccurate as a generalization it is quite accurate.

    • Judy

      I am 54 and do not take meds of any kind and I do not smoke pot. I don’t have any health problems but then I don’t eat processed junk or fast food which I think contributes to the national health problem.